Preston headquartered Booths puts itself up for sale

Posted on - 26th November, 2017 - 5:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Penwortham, Preston News
Roadworks take place near the Booths store in Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall
One Booths store in Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall

A supermarket with five stores in and around Preston has reportedly put itself up for sale.


Booths, which is headquartered in Longridge Road on the outskirts of the city, has seen itself make a loss in the last year and could look for new owners.

With stores in Fulwood, Penwortham, Longridge, Longton and Hesketh Bank the upmarket store is a staple of Preston life.

It’s previous headquarters were in Preston city cente with the Booths arch still visible in Glovers Court.

A statement from the firm said: “Booths has been retailing for over 170 years and it remains a very strong, resilient and well-loved brand.

“One of our strengths has been our ability to adapt to changing market conditions and naturally, we always keep our strategic options open.”

Read more: Fulwood supermarket raided by men armed with knives and baseball bats

Booths employs more than 2,800 people.

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